The graduate interdisciplinary specialization in fine arts (GISFA) makes it possible for students who want to pursue a broad-based art education or a close focus in a second art field, beyond their major program of study, to do so. A programmatic approach to interdisciplinarity among artists pursuing their graduate degrees at the Ohio State University, the GISFA program offers such students a well-rounded, pedagogically founded sequence of courses (even as the program has enough flexibility to be tailored to fit any single student’s particular needs), providing a template for what will essentially constitute a “graduate minor” in the making of art that cuts across all arts disciplines, earned concurrently with the M.F.A. (or the equivalent degree in other fields—e.g., the M.M. or D.M.A. in Music) in the student’s own discipline.

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